In my mail

I have had a couple of awesome things in my mail, comingled with a sea of bills of course.

Today I received my little order from the cutie patootie Deana!
Her Etsy shop:

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have never had any baker's twine, but admire its many uses in the crafty/scrappy world.  Deana sells 10 yards of red and white twine in her shop for a buck, fifty.  Hellooooo??!!! You must get some!

I was also tickled with my buttons and I'm real certain they will make an appearance in some Fall Crochet Candy soon. :)

{Please excuse my crappy photos, but I was too excited to wait for better lighting conditions. :) }

I also received the sweetest card from my sweet friend Mandie. (Could I overuse the word "sweet" anymore? geez)

I love to get handwritten notes and cards in the mail.  Especially ones that contain B-E-A-utiful photos taken from my sweet friends. :)  (there I go again)

photo source: Mandie's flickr

This was part of our color fun photo challenge (which I am again embarrassed to admit I've let fall by the wayside.  (note to self: weekend goal is photo challenge)

I will be framing this pretty-ness for my office as a reminder of friendship.

THANKS MANDIE!  I do value your long distance friendship.

speaking of Mandie, watch her blog for a giveaway.  I'm anxious to see what it shall be. :)

I have received a couple of other sweet cards over the last weeks...each with words of thanks, words of encouragement and prayer for trials in my life, and words of wisdom.

I am truly blessed. :)

By the way, I have noted as I re-read this post an abundance of smilies - -JULIE, you are rubbing off. ;)    AND more parentheses than normal.  



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehehehe....i have a sick. twisted way of making everyone turn to the SMILEYS! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):) Yayyyyyyyyyyyy for happy mail!! Loving what you got from Deana's Etsy and yayyyyyyyyyyyyy for Mandie's presents!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

Awww... thanks for the shout-out, Kim! I still need to get a photo of Bryn wearing her new headband, too!

Hope you have a GREAT weekend, my friend! :-)

mandiegirl said...

I value YOU, my friend. :)

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sarah said...

yay for deana's twine. i LOVE it! :)